Chronicling the History of Queensryche's Original Lineup

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July 8, 2020

Just a minor update today. I fixed the show page for Queensryche's July 18, 1995 performance at Jones Beach, in Wantagh, Long Island, N.Y.. I also added some pictures from the gig. In addition, I added a link to NW Metal Worx Music to the Links section. A great record label and company, if folks reading this love their Seattle-area heavy metal history, go visit them for some killer exclusive albums and books.

June 5, 2020

Came across a bunch of old articles and interviews I did with Queensryche band members and folks such as Neil Kernon, Pamela Moore, and Jason Slater. Although much of the content (aside from the Kernon interview) is in regard to the non-original lineup of Queensryche, I thought I'd include it as an archive in the Articles section of for folks to check out.

June 4, 2020

Added a missing 1983 tour date - November 6, 1983, in Ottawa, Ont., Canada, at Barrymore's Music Hall. Queensryche was opening for Twisted Sister.

May 26, 2020

More new shows! This time from The Mob! Looks like the guys who ultimately became Queensryche played two more shows under their old moniker - Oct. 2, 1981 and Oct. 3, 1981, before ultimately getting signed to EMI Records in 1983. Click on the individual shows for some interesting info about each show, and the show flier used to promote the weekend gigs. Thanks to Brent Christensen and Brett Miller!

April 22, 2020

Always love it when we get new information on ancient shows. Thanks to Jim LaValley for a killer shot of Chris DeGarmo playing live on January 9, 1985, at The Living Room, in Providence, R.I. He also revealed the venue, which until now, was unrecorded at this site. Thanks again Jim.

April 12, 2020

Three new stubs/passes for the collection today: January 16, 1985, from Hammerjacks in Baltimore, Md., June 30, 1991, from the Omni in Atlanta, Ga., and a second version of a stub from the May 14, 1995 gig at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Happy Easter!

March 29, 2020

Added three killer photos from Queensryche's September 20, 1986 gig in Kingston, New Hampshire today. They were opening for Ozzy Osbourne at the time. Huge thanks to photographer Jim LaValley for persmission to display them. Follow him at @jimmys_pix on Instagram for some more incredible shots.

March 26, 2020

Cleaned up the album pages over the last several days. Made the album art size larger. I also made the article scans consistent in terms of rows on each page. Nothing exciting, I'm afraid. Just minor tweaks. Like I said in my previous update, these entries are more for me to keep a record of the little changes I make to the site. Obviously, I'll feature (as I did below) the content additions more.

I also wrote up a new blog on "Justified," the last song (as of this writing) of the original lineup of Queensryche. I explain the origins of the song and talk a bit about its meaning.

March 20, 2020

I added a few new article scans to the collection today. Thanks to Michael Kizer for sending these over:

Spring 1989 article from Kerrang
January/February 1992 article from Metal News
January 1995 review of Promised Land from RIP magazine

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have a little time to add some stuff to the site, so I created this "Updates" section to keep track of it all. Most of it will be minor things that all but the astute observer won't notice (such as modifying sections so they are consistent with one another), but I also have a stockpile of old scans and such to add to the site. To those that still peruse this space, thanks for continuing to check it out! Hope the blog-style news and reviews format is enjoyable. I've been having fun writing again.

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